Student Spotlight: I-han Lai
September 26, 2023
Meet I-han Lai, an incoming PhD student in MS&E.
WHERE I LIVED PRIOR TO STANFORD
DEGREE & MAJOR
BA in Finance & Statistics
RESEARCH THEMES MY WORK REPRESENTS
AI & Data Science
Computational Social Science
Academic and work experience
Previously, I was an undergraduate student at Tsinghua University, majoring in Economics and Finance, with a minor in Applied Mathematics. I was lucky to spend one year conducting rigorous research at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. During my exchange journey, I developed a strong interest in combing modern statistics with social science and finance. And I believe MS&E's interdisciplinary culture will be a perfect fit.
Impact I hope to have in my field and the world
I am thrilled by causal inference, human-centered artificial intelligence, and data-driven decision-making, hoping to develop novel methods that will use chaotic data to solve real-world challenges and improve social welfare.
Interests and hobbies
Movies and card games.